Wednesday 10 October 2012

Summer Silhouettes for someone special

There are some exciting events going on at CASual Fridays where I understand they're launching a sister challenge, but this week's challenge is to make a card to celebrate the special women in our lives. My thoughts immediately went to someone very special indeed - my daughter. She is a lovely, caring, thoughtful young woman who never blindly follows the crowd; I have the utmost respect for her and I feel very privileged to know her. Here's the little note card I've made for her:

Did I tell you she's extremely bright and very beautiful too?!  She doesn't like fussy cards, so this is essentially a one layer card with a popped-up flower centre and some rhinestones to embellish. I used my new Summer Silhouettes stamp set - perfect for feminine cards all the year round!

The sentiment was made with a combination of sentiment stamps using a stamp-a-majig for position. One of stamps was a Christmas sentiment - I like to think that a festive set is not just for Christmas! The sentiment is given prominence with a couple of scored lines.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Beautiful Season, Petite Pairs
Ink: Certainly Celery, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Simply Scored, paper snips, stamp-a-majig
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One of the things I love most about my daughter is her sense of humour. She often takes me by surprise with unexpected behaviour too - for example once, when receiving a gift, she abandoned the conventional hug and thank you in favour of waving her arm behind her. "Look, Mummy," she said, twinkling at me. "My tail is wagging!"

It's Three Minute Thursday here tomorrow when I'll have a very fast card to show you. See you then,


  1. What a lovely way to show how much you love and care for someone. Very clever way of using the sentiment too. Helen

  2. A beautiful CAS design for your beautiful daughter! Lovely colours, and I love the sentiment!

  3. Hi vicky
    Fabulous card cant wait to get my set...... Ow!! Your daughter sounds gorgeous......
    Enjoy your day.... Its going to be gorgeous again in Gib......
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  4. Morning Vicky

    Wow and double Wow i JUST love, love this card it's brilliant. Simple but stunning, and the collours are gorgeous.

  5. Such a lovely card Vicky love the stamps and your colours are pretty


  6. What a perfectly delightful card. I'm sure your daughter wagged her tail when she received it! LOL! xxx

  7. This card made my jaw drop Vicky - simply beautiful - love everything about it - may I Case it to send to my son's gorgeous partner?

  8. I did wonder if there was a hint of christmas about the sentiment - it works so well in this context! Simply gorgeous.

  9. Such a beautiful CAS card for your daughter, Vicky. The words of your sentiment are really lovely, and perfect for your daughter x

  10. Such a beautiful card and so lovely to hear how much you love your daughter, such a pretty sentiment and perfect for any young miss.


  11. That is such a nice card you've made your daughter.

  12. Another stunning card. I particularly like the way you have added the scoring, it's so effective. The stamps are gorgeous (another one to add to my ever growing list!).
    Your daughter sounds delightful, and very much her own person. Good for her. x x

  13. Love the big flower and sweet sentiment. I'm sure your daughter will be delighted with this. x

  14. The fonts on the sentiment are gorgeous..... if only my handwriting was like that!!!
    Beautiful card, I love the composition and those magical score lines that just finish it off perfectly... you are a lovely Mum so no wonder you have lovely children :0)
    So glad you joined us again this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

  15. A lovely card for a lovely girl. How lucky you are!

  16. Beautiful card Vicky. Love the colours and simplicity of the design. I bet your daughter was thrilled with it!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  17. Oh my Vicky! I love EVERYTHING about this!!! Thanks for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. Absolutely delightful! Love your stamping and scored lines, Vicky! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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